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Tom Uren And Don Dunstan Address ALP Election Rally At Monash University

Last updated on January 27, 2024

ALP Students at Monash University held an election rally for Labor candidates in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs on December 1, 1977.

The rally was addressed by the South Australian Premier, Don Dunstan, and the former Minister for Urban and Regional Development in the Whitlam government, Tom Uren.

The event was organised by the Monash ALP Club and held at the Robert Blackwood Hall. It was hosted by the new state Leader of the Opposition, Frank Wilkes. The ALP candidate for Bruce, Peter Burke, and the candidate for Hotham, Tony Ross, also addressed the rally.

These recordings have never before been broadcast or made available. Brief extracts may have been broadcast on radio and television at the time. They were posted here on January 26, 2015, following the death of Tom Uren. Each recording is clear but there are variations in the quality.

  • Listen to Frank Wilkes, Peter Burke and Tony Ross (20m)
  • Listen to Tom Uren (23m)
  • Listen to Don Dunstan (38m)
  • Listen to the conclusion and the National Anthem (3m)

Flyer distributed by Monash ALP Club for Dec 1, 1977 public meeting.


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